Florida State University
is a comprehensive, national graduate research university that puts research into action for the benefit of our students and society. With an impressive breadth of leading graduate, professional and undergraduate programs, and an international reputation in the sciences and humanities, Florida State University is a demanding and intellectually stimulating environment for students and faculty.
offers leading undergraduate, graduate and professional programs
. Many units have programs that consistently rank among the nation’s top twenty-five public universities, including those in Physics, Chemistry, Statistics, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Meteorology, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, Information, Creative Writing, Public Policy, Business and Law.
Florida State University's arts programs—dance, film, music and theatre—rank among the finest in the world.
The university is home to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
, funded by the National Science Foundation. Other research centers, such as the Center for Advanced Power Systems, are supported by the U.S. Departments of Defense and Energy. The NHMFL and CAPS, among other labs, place Florida State University at the cutting edge of research and its application to industry.
The Pathways of Excellence Initiative integrates Florida State University’s academic and research accomplishments and aspirations.
Florida State University
is recognized by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education
as engaged in very high research activity, the highest status accorded to a doctoral-granting university. The wide-ranging scholarship of FSU faculty and graduate students is nationally and internationally recognized for its contributions to science, business, government, culture, and society.
FSU faculty members
are also recognized for their exceptional level of instruction, which continually challenges and inspires students to reach their highest individual goals.
- U.S. News & World Report ranked Florida State's graduate program in nuclear physics 8th among public universities.
- U.S. News & World Report ranked the College of Law's Environmental Law Program 11th in the nation.
- U.S. News & World Report ranked the College of Education's Program in Secondary Teacher Education 21st in the nation.
- U.S. News& World Report ranked the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice 7th in the nation.
- U.S. News & World Report ranked the College of Information 14th among all US Library and Information Studies schools, #3 in school library media and children and youth services, and #11 in digital librarianship amongst LIS schools.
- The Atlantic ranked the doctoral program in Creative Writing among the top five in the nation.
- The College of Engineering is ranked 6th in the U.S. in the number of master's degrees to African Americans, 9th in the number of doctoral degrees.
- Planetizen ranked the Master's program in Urban and Regional Planning at FSU 3rd in the southern states, and 19th in the U.S.
- Hispanic Business magazine ranks the FSU College of Law the third best law school in the nation for Hispanics, and the FSU College of Medicine 7th among medical schools.